CentOS, Stream, and the Future

By now you’re aware of the news that CentOS 8’s EOL was, let’s say, accelerated, and is being replaced by CentOS Stream. If not, see here. That obviously means some changes for DeCentOS…

As of March 3rd 2021, CentOS 7 will continue its EOL of June 30th, 2024, and as such we will continue to distribute GNU Linux-libre releases for CentOS 7.

We will continue to distribute GNU Linux-libre releases for CentOS 8 until its EOL of December 31st, 2021.

We are currently in the process of creating a pipeline to start building and distributing CentOS Stream compatible GNU Linux-libre kernels.

Another new pipeline will be based on some other RHEL compatible distro and used to create GNU Linux-libre kernels for Enterprise Linux. Right now the leading candidates seem to be Rocky Linux, or we can use Oracle’s Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK). This is to be determined.

Last and definitely least we’ll be doing some housekeeping around here. DeCentOS was coined for Deblobbed CentOS. It also was a play on the word decent meaning free from obscenity (proprietary software is obscene). Since the scope of CentOS has changed as well as our own evolution to now include builds for other *Enterprise Linux distros, we will be changing our name and logos to reflect the name decentOS. A small change but meaningful since we will no longer be tied exclusively to CentOS but will remain committed to providing freedom respecting kernels for *Enterprise Linux. Also as you have noticed we have moved away from Wordpress and are now using Hugo to statically generate our site. This work is being completed from 09:00 EST March 3rd to 09:00 EST March 8th 2021. During that time our repos will be unavailable.

If you have any questions in the meantime you can email rob at decentos dot com.